UCRJ's mission is to educate our community about the reproductive justice framework, elevate work being done locally, and create opportunities for everyone to act to ensure reproductive justice for all.
UCRJ's work is guided by SisterSong's definition of reproductive justice as the "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities."
Many organizations and individuals in the Urbana-Champaign region already are working to address the variety of issues at stake in the reproductive justice framework, including food security, birth justice, living wage, abortion access, gender-affirming care, comprehensive sex education, and safe housing. UCRJ is committed to lifting up this work and finding innovative ways to collaborate.
The full liberatory vision of reproductive justice for all can only be achieved through deliberate, creative, and sustained collaboration.